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Enterprise Applications Vendors Going Viral and Social: Another Take
It would not be far off the mark to say that social media, user-generated content (UGC), and online collaboration all hit the mainstream in 2009, at least

top facebook applications  make social e-commerce a top priority in 2010, with The Limited brands leading the way . As consumers and individuals, most of us have been effectively using Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Flickr, YouTube , and LinkedIn for various personal and professional purposes. The  Web 2.0  tools and technologies have certainly leveled the playing field, similar to what the advent of the Internet and  e-commerce  did in the late 1990s (i.e., by further enlarging the so-called  “global village” ). Consumers are

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CRM for Financial and Insurance Markets

Customer relationship management (CRM) focuses on the retention of customers by collecting data from all customer interactions with a company from all access points (by phone, mail, or Web, or in the field). The company can then use this data for specific business purposes by taking a customer-centric rather than a product-centric approach. CRM applications are front-end tools designed to facilitate the capture, consolidation, analysis, and enterprise-wide dissemination of data from existing and potential customers. This process occurs throughout the marketing, sales, and service stages, with the objective of better understanding one’s customers and anticipating their interest in an enterprise’s products or services.  

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